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toddinjax
08-01-2007, 14:21
Hi all,

I was at my local merchant and picked up a bottle of Corner Creek bourbon; I think it stated 8 yo and made with 4 grains instead of 3. Anyway, I'm not too fond of it (so I drink it more quickly to get rid of it ) but I was wondering if anyone here has had it and thought it smelled & tasted more like scotch than bourbon? I actually drank a pretty good dose of it before I stopped what I was doing and remembered "this is supposed to be bourbon". Anyone else?

bluesbassdad
08-01-2007, 16:47
Gary Gillman once likened the flavor to wet paper.

I don't drink much scotch. Is that close? :grin:

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

drli
08-01-2007, 17:59
we kinda talked about it here...
http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7259

Gillman
08-01-2007, 18:54
I don't recall saying that Dave, but maybe I did. :) It is notably a dryish bourbon and will appeal to those who do not like an evident, or residual, sweetness in bourbon, and that is where the analogy with some scotch comes in. When in Santa Rosa recently a number of us noticed a jug size of this brand available, still in clear glass, so evidently it has an appreciative audience.

Gary

bluesbassdad
08-02-2007, 14:45
Gary,

My memory failed me.

You actually said "damp paper (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=10158#poststop)", and you were referring to the aftertaste, not the palate, as I recalled.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

Gillman
08-02-2007, 16:02
Dave: thanks for that, I knew you had the back-up. :)

I like Corner Creek when I want a drier, "sandy" taste.

And that too is when I might take a good blended whisky (Scots) or a malt that isn't too rich.

Gary

wadewood
08-02-2007, 16:27
cut grass.

OscarV
08-02-2007, 16:58
...muddy, to much mingling.

cowdery
08-02-2007, 22:46
Chuck's broken record:

Since Corner Creek is non-distiller producer, they might be having some issues with continuity of supply and have not been able to obtain the same quality of whiskey as they had been getting.

Gillman
08-03-2007, 01:38
I always buy this brand when available in our market, and I would say it offers the same profile over the years but sometimes the whisky seems a little older. If in fact two whiskeys are being mingled, you wouldn't get an identical palate over time anyway (and what whiskey really offers that?). When younger it can present notes of grass and earth, when older I get more drier elements, sandy and kind of cellulose/paper-like.

I think you can classify whiskeys according to relative sweetness and this one is on the drier end of the spectrum, as say the higher proofs of Blanton (especially the one bottled from the barrel).

Gary

whiskeyhatch
08-08-2007, 13:33
I just bought a bottle of this stuff. It doesn't taste anything like the scotches I drink. Upon my first sampling though, it reminds me of some of the lower quality bourbons I've had. (EWBL, Benchmark.) It tastes younger than 8 yo and there is an annoying aroma of cooked asparagus. I hope, as mentioned above, that this is a consistency issue. As for now, my $27 could have fetched me some EC 12yo or about 2 bottles of Old Overholt, with some change to spare. (Oh well, there's always next month.)

bluesbassdad
08-08-2007, 15:27
Kevin,

I feel your pain. Unfortunately, there's no way to weed out the stinkers based solely on someone else's experience. Sometimes you gotta step up to the bar yourself and make your own judgment.

I just realized that I've never seen reference to what we usually call a "vegetable" in a favorable review. Fruits, yes; veggies, no.

See here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=58599&highlight=cauliflower#post58599), for example, and at least the one preceding post in that thread.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

fog
08-08-2007, 15:47
Is corn a vegetable?

whiskeyhatch
08-08-2007, 15:49
Kevin,

I feel your pain. Unfortunately, there's no way to weed out the stinkers based solely on someone else's experience. Sometimes you gotta step up to the bar yourself and make your own judgment.

I just realized that I've never seen reference to what we usually call a "vegetable" in a favorable review. Fruits, yes; veggies, no.

See here (http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?p=58599&highlight=cauliflower#post58599), for example, and at least the one preceding post in that thread.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield


LOL. Thanks Dave! That was pretty amusing. Yeah, this is why I have to hold myself to a strict budget. A bottle or two of a regular plus a bottle of something new. If the new one doesn't work, oh well.

bluesbassdad
08-08-2007, 15:51
Ya got me! :grin:

Yes, but it was the only vegetable I liked as a kid, so it doesn't count.

Okay, and maybe french fries.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

whiskeyhatch
08-08-2007, 16:00
Is corn a vegetable?


'Vegetable' seems to be a bit of an arbitrary term but I don't think that it applies to grains.

jeff
08-08-2007, 16:01
Is corn a vegetable?

No.

Linky (http://empirezone.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/corn-vegetable-fruit-or-grain/)

It's technically a fruit.

ILLfarmboy
08-08-2007, 17:52
Well, the cob is a fruit (the seed bearing portion of any plant is its fruit) The leaves and other green parts would be a vegetable and the seeds themselves are a grain. I don't know about anyone else but I only eat the seeds.:cool:

StraightBoston
08-14-2007, 11:37
I'm with Wadewood on this one... my tasting notes from Jack's Firehouse in Phila say "grass/hay -- different from others... dry, long finish... +H2O-still 'green'".

I could see how some might compare to a milder Scotch like a Speyside. It's close to my least favorite bourbon.

HipFlask
08-14-2007, 19:59
I hope I never have to taste brussel spouts in whiskey! That was pretty funny Bluesbassdad. You got me laughing here.

mulbish
08-23-2007, 16:22
heck, I just got a bottle of it and rather like it. I'm drinking it neat trying to find some/all of the things you fellas mention. alls I taste is bourbon...somewhat sweet at first and to smell. hmmmm...oh well, I'll keep trying.

cowdery
08-29-2007, 21:01
I learned recently that the company now marketing Corner Creek Bourbon is the same company that's marketing Templeton Rye. No clue, though, as to the source for either.